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2018 In Review

The Year Of Subverted Archetypes, From Be The Cowboy To “God Is A Woman”

For the past six years, men have dominated the Grammys to a depressing degree. Earlier this year, a study found that from 2012 to 2017…
Margaret Farrell | December 14, 2018 - 1:15 pm

2018 In Review

Nostalgia And The Shape Of Mainstream Rock To Come

In late 2017, alternative rock radio returned to New York City for the first time in six years. 92.3 FM made the switch from pop…
Jeff Yerger | December 11, 2018 - 3:16 pm

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Vox Lux And The Death Of Poptimism

(Warning: Vox Lux spoilers ahead.) Over the last couple decades, there's been a shift in the way we discuss pop culture. It has…
James Rettig | December 10, 2018 - 12:01 pm

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Welcome Back To The Bizarre Alternate Universe That Is The Grammys

The Grammys are weird. We all know this. The Recording Academy has long viewed the world as through cracked glass, capturing a vision of the…
Chris DeVille | December 7, 2018 - 1:00 pm

2018 In Review

The Year Of The EP… Or Is It An Album? Or Is It A “Project”?

For once, Vince Staples wasn't sure what to say. Five days after dropping another incredible collection of songs, the Long Beach rapper and reigning Twitter…
Chris DeVille | December 5, 2018 - 10:01 am

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Every Song On The Beatles’ “White Album” Ranked Worst To Best

"The White Album" was a neat little concept. Actually, it was a sprawling mess that defies concept, but still: clever idea to roll this one…
Chris DeVille | November 21, 2018 - 10:00 am

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The Offspring’s Americana Rode Resentment And Respectability Politics All The Way To The Top

In 2015, the Offspring auctioned off the rights for their Columbia Records catalogue to Round Hill Music, a $35 million deal that included a total…
Pranav Trewn | November 16, 2018 - 11:02 am

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Approaching Lil Peep On The Other Side Of Tragedy

On the evening of April 9, 2017, I stopped at a brewery on my way to a Radiohead concert. I was alone, so I played…
Patrick Lyons | November 12, 2018 - 1:40 pm

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10 Memorable Acts At Iceland Airwaves 2018

Far from its origins as a small event in an airplane hangar, Iceland Airwaves has steadily ballooned into an all-encompassing experience that takes over Reykjavik…
Ryan Leas | November 12, 2018 - 9:12 am

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Brooklyn Wept For Boygenius

My favorite thing about Boygenius is that they exist. This is embarrassing for me and insulting to them, because their music is fantastic. But I…
Jael Goldfine | November 8, 2018 - 3:22 pm

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Dawn Of The Def: Our Trip To The Inaugural Día De Los Deftones

When I ask people what they think about San Diego, I mostly find out that they don’t. Unlike Los Angeles and the Bay Area, there’s…
Ian Cohen | November 6, 2018 - 12:47 pm

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5 Other Chainsmokers Songs They Should Make Into Movies

The Chainsmokers don't just make frustratingly catchy party bops. Soon, the EDM pop dude-bro duo will produce their very own feature film, based on their…
Julia Gray | November 5, 2018 - 6:12 pm

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Was Refused’s The Shape Of Punk To Come Actually The Shape Of Punk To Come?

"They told me that the classics never go out of style, but... they do, they do. Somehow, baby? I never thought that we do too."
Patrick Lyons | October 26, 2018 - 9:40 am

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Out On Open Seas: The Enduring Mystique Of The Waterboys’ Fisherman’s Blues 30 Years Later

Sometimes you hear an album and there is no immediate way to make sense of it. There might be hints, small ways in which you…
Ryan Leas | October 25, 2018 - 11:47 am

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Suspiria Does Too Much

"This movie features my all-time favorite kill scene. You're gonna love it!"
Gabriela Tully Claymore | October 25, 2018 - 10:30 am
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